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The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.



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A conversation with Isabel Wilkerson and Elizabeth Alexander where they will discuss Wilkerson’s latest book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” which the Chicago Tribune declared “should be at the top of every American’s reading list.” Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed best-sellers “The Warmth of Other Suns” and “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” “Warmth” won the...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2016
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Featuring Will Hurd, former US representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district and former CIA clandestine officer, in conversation with David Sanger, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. Hurd discusses his view of what the GOP’s top priorities should be including immigration, national security, and cybertechnology, among other topics. Presented as part of the McCloskey Speaker Series.
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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For tens of thousands of years, humans have created and employed new technologies in order to gain advantage, to survive, and to thrive in the face of adversity. Today, streamlined research and development processes and advanced computing accelerate everything we do — including our next scientific and technological discoveries. How will humankind’s latest cutting-edge technologies change our lives and shape how we respond to future crises? What are the new models for discovery that will...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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Dr Anthony Fauci gives us his clearest explanation yet of the nature of the threat posed by Covid-19, placing the challenge we face in its epidemiological context. In conversation with New Zealand’s former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, (recently appointed co-chair of the WHO’s review of the handling of the global pandemic) they discuss how our attitude to controlling the spread of the disease is crucial to our eventual return to our normal lives and the equitable distribution of...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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The pendulum of American foreign engagement has swung between isolationism and internationalism before. But with four years of “America First” brought to a halt by the election of Joe Biden, never has it swung back so quickly. On top of that, a global pandemic has forced the world to recognize our interconnectedness: What starts in one corner of the world spreads quickly. How can America mend its domestic fractures while also rebuilding its global goodwill? As issues abound, from the...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Ideas, 2021
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NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars earlier this year, continuing decades of research and fascination with the Red Planet. What can we learn from the rocks and soil the rover is tasked with collecting — and why should we care? What fuels the need to explore? In this conversation, Perseverance Flight Director Diana Trujillo sits down with Marina Koren, who covers space for The Atlantic, to share details about the Mars: 2020 mission, her inspiring life trajectory to becoming an aerospace...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks with Judy Woodruff about his life after Congress. How have the policies he helped implement fared under the current administration? What are Ryan’s views on current economic policies? He'll address what is going well, what we can do better, and the issues he'll prioritize in his post-Washington world. Underwritten by Southern Company. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The week-long event is...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives,...
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“To be principled means to consistently operate with principles that can be clearly explained,” writes Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs. Dalio has written and shared the principles that guide him in life and business in his best-selling book, Principles: Life & Work, in hopes that others will do the same. He believes that writing down your principles helps you clarify them, builds trust, lets others know...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, leadership, ray dalio, gary pinkus, 2018
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Structural racism -- produced by laws, rules, practices, and other policies that are sanctioned and implemented -- has been a part of modern American medicine from its start. Coupled with structural racism embedded in other social foundations such as residential housing, the result has been unequal health care and poorer health outcomes for communities of color. Join a panel of medical and health experts as they discuss the long and disturbing history of structural racism in medicine and offer...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Ideas, 2021
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In her latest New York Times bestselling book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, psychotherapist and Atlantic “Dear Therapist” columnist Lori Gottlieb explores the human condition through the lives of four of her patients—and a fifth one, herself. Through this disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing memoir, Gottlieb reveals our collective blind spots. Tara Westover, author of the runaway hit Educated, joins Gottlieb to examine the truths and fictions we tell ourselves...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Ideas Festival, Mental health, psychology,...
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Promising advancements in the science of vaccinology have been fast-tracked by the extraordinary success of the record-breaking COVID-19 vaccine development process. From targeted mRNA cancer vaccines to a universal influenza vaccine, the potential to transform disease prevention and treatment efforts now reaches well beyond stopping the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Explore these possibilities and more with a panel of experts as they explain the new vaccine technologies and the promises they...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Ideas, 2021
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Charles Adams, a 20-year Minneapolis police officer, built a powerhouse football program at North High, in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. With a group of cop-coaches, they forged a bond with the community on the way to the state championship. But winning didn’t resolve the conflict of being black and blue, magnified when Adams was called to the front lines in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Jon Frankel talks with Coach and one of his star players about bridging divides and...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, globalization, economy, 2018
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Although death is every bit as much a part of life as birth, we pretend it isn’t there. Perhaps it’s time that changed. The soon-to-be released HBO documentary Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America, tackles this final taboo. Join the filmmakers for a sneak peek and a frank discussion about end of life options. How might we design more meaningful deaths?
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Ideas Festival, Perri Peltz, Matthew O'Neill,...
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Americans are more connected than ever – at home, at work, and in everyday life. Yet few people understand the privacy trade-offs that come with each connection, and companies don’t make it easy to find out. How can we ensure consumers have a fair say in how companies use their personal data? Allstate CEO Tom Wilson and Harvard University lecturer Bruce Schneier sit down with Betsy Cooper of Aspen Digital to discuss the role of business and government in establishing fair and equitable...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Ideas, 2021
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What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”? The Atlantic's Olga Khazan talks to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about the four styles of thought and behavior that Fisher has identified through brain scans (using fMRI) that help explain the biological underpinnings of romantic love, love addiction, adultery, and divorce. Based on data collected from 35,000 single Americans, Fisher explains modern courtship, why a trend she calls “slow love”...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Sex, Spotlight Health, Aspen Ideas Festival, 2017
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Featuring Michael Sandel, professor of political philosophy at Harvard University and author of The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good, in conversation with Elliot Gerson, executive vice president at the Aspen Institute. Sandel has been described as “the most popular professor in the world.” In his forthcoming book to be released in September 2020, he examines how we define success and how our meritocracy is hurting the common good. Can we be hopeful for a future that...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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The science is clear that humans are not alone in their capacity to think and feel. Studies and anecdotes reveal similarities between human and non-human beings in self-awareness, empathy, communication, and even grief. From the whale who guides a lost sailor home in the fog, to the wild elephants who presciently appear at the fence of a reserve before the arrival of rescued orphans, animals don’t just reflect components of our intelligence, they maintain a uniquely mysterious cognition of...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, animals, carl safina, 2018
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INFODEMIC: Global Conversations on Science and Misinformation Episode 6: Science in the Face of Natural Disasters We confront the aftermath of the massive Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the devastating Fukushima earthquake in Japan. We follow two scientific risk communicators who weathered and survived these natural disasters. These experts expose examples of bad science communication during crises and examine lessons in risk communication that apply to a global pandemic. Featuring: Inez...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
Nigerian author, physician, and Ventures Africa editor-in-chief Uzodinma Iweala spoke with the Institute in a Google Hangout session to explain how social media has raised global awareness of Boko Haram and the abducted Nigerian students, and the pros and cons of social media in bringing about political and social change. Related: 9 Minutes on Boko Haram, Nigeria, and the Missing Girls, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw28TP-sIck
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2014 Chibok Kidnapping, Nigeria (Country), Social...
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Director Mariem Pérez Riera and Co-Producer Ilia J. Vélez Dávila in conversation with Aspen Institute Arts Program Executive Director Erika Mallin. Presented in partnership with Aspen Film as part of the Aspen Institute Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries and Dialogue Series.
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Institute, 2021
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On the surface, it may seem that the revolution in information technology is a threat to traditional libraries, but it’s actually the greatest opportunity in the history of the mission of libraries of providing public access to knowledge. Physical availability of collections need no longer be looked at as a constraint. Imagine the wave of creativity unleashed and how many more can contribute their ideas and solutions if anyone can read anything anytime and anywhere. The info tech industry,...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2015
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Featuring Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK 4th District), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT 3rd District), and Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-US VI), with the Aspen Institute’s Charlie Dent. The conversation explores how Cole, DeLauro, and Plaskett are working to repair existing relationships with their congressional colleagues, and what new or existing partnerships they have developed in the last few years that are benefitting all Americans. Presented as part of the McCloskey Speaker Series and in collaboration with the...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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In 2016, TPG launched The Rise Fund, the world’s largest global impact-investing platform that invests in companies delivering meaningful social and environmental impact alongside strong business performance. Since then, the Rise platform has grown to over $5 billion in assets under management, launched a substantial climate-investing effort called TPG Rise Climate, and backed more than 40 impact companies across industries around the world. Taking stock of a year punctuated by many...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2016
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During the "Faith(ful) Resistance: A Racial Justice & Multi-Faith Movement Building Conversation" webinar, Rabbi Lydia Medwin speaks with IAP fellow, Billy Honor, about the origin of the multi-faith movement to end mass incarceration.
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Farahnaz Ispahani and Toni Verstandig. FInd out more at Aspenideas.org
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Speaker: Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Moderator: Carol Lee, NBC News Correspondent
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Conversation with, 2021
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During the "Faith(ful) Resistance: A Racial Justice & Multi-Faith Movement Building Conversation" webinar, Rabbi Sharon Brous brings all of the panelist's thoughts on obstacles to racial justice and religion together.
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A witty, humorous, quirky, tender, and profound conversation between Billy Collins (Whale Day) with On Being’s Pádraig Ó Tuama. Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender, or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself. Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. He is the author of four books of poetry and...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Conversation with, 2014
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Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the crucial role of childcare within a strong economy – as many parents, primarily women, have been forced to choose between earning a living or caring for their out-of-school children. Sadly, this is nothing new for rural places. But at our most recent Rural Opportunity and Development Session, Rebuilding with Care: Advancing Quality Childcare in Rural Places, speakers shared their learned experience, current approaches and practical...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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As schools and communities seek to reinvent and recover in the midst of intersecting medical, economic, and racial crises, the time is ripe for state-level leaders to take an active role in helping schools create a positive learning environment for all students and teachers, both in-person and virtually. The School Climate Playbook provides state leaders with real-world, proven strategies and opportunities to create comprehensive state-wide systems with supportive, safe and student-centered...
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We’re living in an era of deep divisions. We have seen the devastating effects in our homes, our communities, our workplaces, and our houses of worship. In this current contentious climate, many Americans have retreated from civic life or have responded to social conflict with calls for civility. But abstaining from civic life only cedes our public dialogue to the most polarizing voices. And too often, “civility” is misunderstood as the mere absence of argument, or politely ignoring our...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2021
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Raised by uncompromising survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover survived extreme adversity, from never being allowed to go to school, to suffering serious physical injuries (and a dad that prohibited doctors or hospitals), to being at the mercy of a volatile and often abusive older brother. How did she not only make it through this childhood, but ultimately achieve success at the highest levels? How does she look back on her childhood and her family? What has she learned from her...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Jeffrey Goldberg, Conversation with, 2019
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Featuring FWD.us Colorado State Immigration Director Marissa Molina in conversation with Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Executive Director Domenika Lynch. Molina has made a path for herself through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and was named a "Champion of Change" by President Barack Obama's administration. Molina will explain how her culture and upbringing shaped her character and career path, and how she’s using her experience to improve conditions...
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American democratic capitalism put the U.S. at the acme of success and once created a better life for most citizens. But many citizens no longer believe capitalism is working for them, a belief further entrenched by the deep economic pain of the Covid-19 pandemic. As corporations wake up to the urgent need for change – as evidenced by the Business Roundtable’s updated purpose of the corporation last year – business executives need tools for contributing positively to society rather than...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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Much of the way we experience the Web today was fueled by venture capital. This Silicon Valley model helped drive an explosion of innovation — but innovation that favored huge wins and outsize returns. Entrepreneurs discovered they could achieve both by using our own data to get us hooked. Now our digital interaction is largely brokered by private companies, and their success drives more dominance. Could decentralization flip the model, open a path for people to control their own data, and...
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While schools transition toward sustainable operations and build resilience, educators can support teaching and learning on sustainability, the environment, and climate change to help ensure over 50 million students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to advance a more sustainable and resilient future. This listening session will focus on how educators can prepare a new generation of students to address climate change. Panelists will share their experiences developing and implementing...
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In July of 2020, Gustavo José Segura, (Central America Leadership Initiative Fellow) was given the opportunity to step into public service and became Minister of Tourism for Costa Rica. As the hospitality and tourism industry continued to suffer due to travel restrictions brought on by the pandemic, it's easy to understand why the decision to step into this role was a hard one. Although it's been one of the worst time periods for tourism in the country, Gustavo says stepping into public...
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Coming out of the COVID pandemic, airlines are bracing for a wave of passengers that will, ideally, revive the struggling travel industry. In this conversation with United CEO Scott Kirby, Walter Isaacson will dive into the goals of a company recently in the news for its next big bet — supersonic jets — but also for its commitment to sustainability. How will we travel into the future?
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When people say that no one else in the world makes ice cream like you do, you must be making pretty good ice cream. And so it is with Jeni Britton Bauer, art student turned world famous ice cream entrepreneur. In this conversation, Britton Bauer shares how she followed her creative instincts — and her taste buds — as she dropped out of college and decided to pursue her dreams as an entrepreneur. What role do entrepreneurs like Britton Bauer play in the growth economy, and how can we create...
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This year has presented extraordinary challenges and possibilities, from a pandemic to a mass movement against anti-Black racism and police violence. In order to move forward, each of us must have the skills to build solidarity and community with others without dismissing our important differences. The city of Seattle provides a unique opportunity to examine how these ideas are playing out in the current moment. Seattle is the largest city in Washington state, the first epicenter of Covid-19 in...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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Speaker: Laurie Garrett, Author, The Coming Plague Speaker: David Leonhardt, Writer, The New York Times Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
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In the protests and calls against systemic racism and anti-Blackness that have been sweeping the nation following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, we have witnessed an unprecedented multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-partisan coalition of people showing up in solidarity and affirming that Black Lives Matter. Anti-Black racism cannot and should not be separate from the Inclusive America Project’s work promoting religious pluralism in the United States, and this...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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In their own ways, authors Walter Isaacson and David Rubenstein explore the kinds of pioneering leaders who drive meaningful change. Leonardo DaVinci’s rare form of curiosity and genius catalyzed inventions that transformed the world; Jennifer Doudna and fellow scientists may be changing the course of genetic history. Twenty-first century visionaries such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos have forever transformed the world of business, disrupting entire industries in their path. What do we learn...
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The closing plenary will take place in three parts, including opening with a performance by writer and poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, who will be joined by Dan Porterfield, the president & CEO of the Aspen Institute. Together they will explore how Jimmy’s art and activism serves to motivate, compel and inspire others to action. The closing plenary will also bring together national leaders working to organize and inspire grassroots efforts and every-day citizens, including young adults, with a...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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Philip Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Moderator: Nicholas Burns, Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group
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With non-state actors are capturing not only the headlines but the resources of government, the question of whether the U.S. and other governments have the ability to eliminate or contain ISIL? What is the role of Islam and how do faith leaders work to combat the violent extremism? Where do we go from here as the instability in the Middle East increases? Speakers: "Raney Aronson-Rath, Nicholas Burns, Richard Haass, Shadi Hamid, Dalia Mogahed, Maajid Nawaz, Farah Pandith, David Petraeus,...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Deep Dive, 2015
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Led by the Aspen Strategy Group, a robust roster of Democrats and Republicans recently signed a statement on the need for a national service mission. “National service would offer binding and life-shaping shared experiences to help young Americans of all economic, ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds understand and respect each other,” the statement reads. “It’s harder to lampoon someone you know,” says Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, a co-signer of the statement. He joins...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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In late May, India was impacted by a severe second wave of the COVID-19 with daily new cases reaching more than 250,000. Neera Nundy (Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow), Co-founder of Dasra, sprung into action to get support to the most vulnerable communities in the country. When Neera reflected on how she and other leaders can support these communities, she said, "[It's] my role to act upon my privilege in a way that can really support these communities on a pathway towards empowerment... no one...
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Join Dan Porterfield, Margaret Low, and Peggy Clark to kick off Aspen Ideas: Health. Featuring Big Ideas from Aspen Ideas: Health Presenters including: Vinod Jaskula-Ranga, Rajiv Doshi, Yoko Sen, Antonia Villarruel, Ruth Westheimer, Daniel Davis, Michelle Dubon Estrada, Hannah Lucas, Charlie Lucas, Jerry Blassingame, Michele Bratcher Goodwin Recorded during Aspen Ideas: Health in Aspen, Colorado. Presented by the Aspen Institute, the three-day event opens the Aspen Ideas Festival and features...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, health, medicine, equity, access, Aspen Ideas:...
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Originally recorded by Sydney Pollack over two days at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, LA, in 1972, and then brought to life decades later by producer Alan Elliot, Amazing Grace is a raw and unfettered documentary of the live recording of the incomparable gospel music album. Join us for a screening of the film that captures the majestic Franklin at the height of her artistry, and which Rolling Stone describes as “…the closest thing to witnessing a miracle,” followed by...
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Showcasing the power of innovative public-private partnerships, Walter Isaacson will moderate a panel discussion with Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, and Margaret Spellings, former US secretary of education. The panel will explore the importance of small businesses to municipal economies as well as the importance of establishing and scaling local economic development ecosystems....
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Business (Literary Genre), Economics (Literary...
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04/05/10 The Aspen Institute's Commission on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) held a national public hearing focused on improving accountability, data and high Standards. Louisiana state superintendent and Commissioner Paul Pastorek and members of the Commission’s Accountability, Data, and Standards Committee, chaired by National Council of La Raza’s Delia Pompa, examined the current state of accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act/ESEA, including the impact of the common standards...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Aspen Institute, NCLB, No child left behind,...
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It's been said that the novel coronavirus doesn’t discriminate, but the data tell a different story. With more states now tracking COVID-19 deaths by race, the reported numbers clearly illustrate that communities of color are disproportionately affected. The challenge of health disparities in America is not new, but the coronavirus pandemic has put it front and center. How do we understand what lies behind these numbers? How do we ensure this crisis becomes an inflection point in the fight to...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2020
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Infusion of Softbank capital, especially in companies like Uber, are creating market distortions that trickle all the way down, warping entrepreneur mindsets.
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, 2019
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Populism is the reverse of what conservatism stands for, says George Will. He outlines how long-held conservative ideas stand in opposition to priorities of President Trump. Judy Woodruff asks George Will why he left Donald Trump out of his recent book. The conservative author and commentator describes Trump as a distraction, framing the current president's goals in opposition to the hopes of America's founders. This conversation was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen,...
Topics: Colorado, Aspen, The Aspen Instititue, Youtube, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, George Will, Judy...
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A conversation with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, on “A New Defense Paradigm: Modernizing the U.S. Department of Defense” at the Aspen Security Forum on August 6, 2020. In honor of National Women’s History Month, we are paying tribute to the women trailblazers shattering glass ceilings in foreign policy and national security: Madeleine Albright, the first woman Secretary of State; Condoleezza Rice, the first woman National Security Advisor; and Michèle...
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Dr. Kundai Chinyenze, executive medical director of IAVI, Uganda, shares the importance of improving local and regional clinical research systems to prepare for future pandemics.
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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Rev. Raphael Warnock reminds us of King’s dream and the work we have to do to realize that dream. Warnock is a senior pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of King, and an Aspen Ascend fellow. He gave this speech at a convening in November 2018 hosted by Ascend at the Aspen Institute and GOOD+ Foundation. The full transcript and video of Warnock’s remarks can be found:...
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A Conversation with Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to President Biden From Beijing to Ukraine, and Myanmar to El Salvador, the first 100 days of the Biden presidency have presented the administration with a myriad of foreign policy and national security challenges. Whilst working to reenter the multilateral sphere and revitalize relationships with partners and allies, there have also been many challenges at home. What does the new guiding philosophy, “foreign policy for the middle...
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New and Enduring Challenges: Evaluating the Biden Administration’s Response to Regional and Global Crises The Biden administration has faced a variety of new and enduring challenges in its first 100 days in office. How effective has the administration been in addressing critical issues such as Russian aggression, Beijing’s expanding influence, Iran and North Korea’s nuclear programs, and more? Introduction: Nicholas Burns, Harvard Professor and Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group...
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If you’ve ever taken a yoga class or learned a new recipe on YouTube, you have helped fuel the creator economy: the hundreds of thousands of creative people who make their living teaching, guiding, and entertaining the rest of us. During this session, YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl will discuss the rise of the creator economy and finding success online with two top creators, Cassey Ho of Blogilates and Andrew Rea of Babish Culinary Universe. Presented by YouTube
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Featuring Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University and former Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), in conversation with Amna Nawaz, senior national correspondent and primary substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour. More than a year after the emergence of COVID-19, where does America stand in terms of public health? Presented as part of the McCloskey Speaker Series.
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As the pandemic continues to strain the economy, disproportionate effects are being borne by front line and contract workers, as well as workers of color. A variety of efforts are underway by business leaders to try to close these gaps: financial security audits, hazard pay, efforts to align compensation methodology at all levels of the organization. But questions remain about which actions are most appropriate and how to implement them effectively. This webinar will dig into new ways to set...
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Speaker: Lawrence H. Summers, President Emeritus, Harvard University Moderator: Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and U.S. Editor-at-Large, The Financial Times
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This event is the public launch of “INFODEMIC: Global Conversations on Science and Misinformation,” a documentary series for broadcast on Link TV and PBS and streaming on Link TV and YouTube, produced by the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program and Robyn Lane Productions. Twitter and Instagram: @InfodemicSeries This six-part documentary series showcases top science experts from around the world—Japan, China, Philippines, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Germany, Italy, France, Brazil,...
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What does the science of psychology say about how to live a happier life? Professor Laurie Santos shares the top insights from her class at Yale, Psychology and the Good Life, the most popular course in the university’s 300-year history. Speaker: Laurie Santos
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Corporations claim moral authority over the market pricing of medicines when it's value-based, dismissing collective societal need.
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The pandemic has laid bare the dire consequences of the patchwork system of benefits for working Americans. When millions have to choose between caring for their families and getting a paycheck, the economy and everyday people suffer. This session will leave you with a deeper understanding of a pathway toward financial resiliency, including a permanent solution to address America’s paid family leave crisis. How can the government and business collaborate to create consistency throughout the...
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The world of media is changing — faster than the media itself can cover it. It’s old news that print is dead, but what comes next for the legacy media brands that have managed to survive and even thrive in digital? How can they stay true to their brands while delivering content to new and ever more fragmented audiences? Join leaders from television and publishing to hear about the future of media — and your role in it.
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Opera needs to be re-textualized, much in the way that Confederate statues are being removed across the country, says opera director and founder of The Industry Yuval Sharon. He spoke with Anna Deavere Smith and Kate D. Levin from Bloomberg Philanthropies about opera as an emerging art form at the 2020 Aspen Ideas Festival. See the conversation in full: https://youtu.be/v3Sa1CRXbeE Register for the full, free digital event: www.aspenideas.org/attend/festival
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Featuring: Gabrielle Glaser, Author, Her Best‐Kept Secret Recorded: May 20, 2015 The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute's fourth annual New York Ideas highlighted the biggest people, ideas and trends that will change the future. Exploring the possibilities that charm and challenge human intelligence and ingenuity, this year's festival investigated how today's questions become tomorrow's answers. http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2015/05/20/new-york-ideas
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Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com and the new owner of the Washington Post, talks about failure, luck, and brains in business. "We were unprofitable for so long and people predicted our demise for so long, we did develop thick skin," says Bezos. The CEO explains how leadership and timing helped Amazon succeed in spite of doom-and-gloom predictions. This conversation was moderated by Charlie Rose and took place at the Aspen Institute's 26th Annual Awards Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in...
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Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger advises parents to not be so anxious to get their child into travel ball. Learn more: www.ProjectPlay.us. #DontRetireKid
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Housing was once the most common way most families built wealth in America, but today, it is a primary driver of financial insecurity for millions of people. Before COVID-19, over 100 million people across the United States were struggling to afford housing. The pandemic exacerbated people’s housing short-term housing challenges – putting almost 40 million people at risk of eviction by the end of 2020 and even more on a trajectory toward long-term financial insecurity. It doesn’t have to...
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